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Occurred : 11/6/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 11/06/2004 22:00)
Reported: 11/12/2004 11:12:49 AM 11:12
Posted: 12/3/2004
Location: Ridgecrest/China Lake, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
Bright orangish ball of light in northern desert....

My daughters were coming out of a store and noticed an extremely bright orangish light above them. They described it as helicopter heighth and there was no sound. They rushed home and told me to come outside and I also saw an extremely bright orangish ball of light in the sky looking west. It was much larger than any star, plane, jet, helicopter we have seen here.

It did not move but suddenly something like a bolt of light flashed out of the bottom of it (similar to a spark) then it slowly got smaller and smaller until it disappeared.